Alternatives to ubuntu?

ulrich steffens ulrich at
Wed Jan 4 04:57:08 UTC 2006

Am Mittwoch, den 04.01.2006, 01:45 +0000 schrieb Old Rocker:
> On Tuesday 03 Jan 2006 17:12, Filip Svendsen wrote:
> [snipped]
> > I really don't want to go back to windows again, so I'm interested in
> > if anybody knows how well gnome and firefox runs under for example
> > gentoo?
> They run really well, but as always the trade-off to ensure your whole 
> system runs smoothly is getting down into the depths of Gentoo....
i dont want to flame but, the whole gento-performance-thingy is IMHO
just hype. if you're main interest ISN'T doing compiling/tuning all day
long and not doing work, then gentoo is as 'slow' as every other distro,
if not slower.

> > Are their other performance-minded distros out there?
> Since you like Ubuntu, I'd suggest you look at Mepis.  Its a Debian 
> based distro which installs well from the CD, and runs in a much more 
> Debian-centric mode.  However you will have to download and burn 
> the .iso file yourself.
> I'd suggest that you look at so you can get a better 
> idea of the comparative strengths and weaknesses of each distro
> -- 
> Old Rocker
ulrich steffens
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